Many-Measurements or Many-Worlds? A Dialogue

Diederik Aerts, Massimiliano Sassoli De Bianchi

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Many advocates of the Everettian interpretation consider that theirs is the only approach to take quantum mechanics really seriously, and that this approach allows to deduce a fantastic scenario for our reality, one that consists of an infinite number of parallel worlds that branch out continuously. In this article, written in dialogue form, we suggest that quantum mechanics can be taken even more seriously, if the 'many-worlds' view is replaced by a 'many-measurements' view. This allows not only to derive the Born rule, thus solving the measurement problem, but also to deduce a one-world 'non-spatial' reality, providing an even more fantastic scenario than that of the multiverse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-427
JournalFoundations of Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • Measurement problem
  • Many-worlds
  • Parallel universes
  • Hidden-measurement
  • Bloch-sphere


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